The University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS) Salalah students participated in the 3rd Cultural and Scientific Forum for female students in the GCC countries, organised by Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The event, held for three days between November 5 to 8 featured literature, calligraphy, women's empowerment, digital transformation and sustainable development competitions. This event was a platform for talented female students from all over GCC to share their creative ideas through writing poems, presenting scientific research, and in various arts and artificial intelligence fields.
As part of the delegation representing female students of universities and institutions of higher education in the Sultanate of Oman, Tafoul bint Ali Beit Saeed and Rouya bint Omran al Abri from UTAS- Salalah participated in competitions. Tafoul from the BA department participated and presented a research paper in the scientific competition with research titled ‘Environmental awareness and its impact on combating pollution and in promoting sustainable development trends’.
It was a joint research paper with Noura al Kathiri from the Mass Communication department. Rouya bint Omran al Abri participated in the literary competition by giving a speech on the determination and enthusiasm of young people and their role in the advancement of societies.
Speaking about her experiences regarding her participation, Rouya bint Omaran al Abri said, "It was a good experience for me to participate in an international event for the first time. The interaction with students from other GCC countries was very inspiring and enriching. "
It is worth mentioning that students of the Salalah campus have won accolades and prizes by participating in seminars, research conferences and student forums held across campuses of UTAS and other national universities.